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Nikon 80-400mm f/4.5-5.6D ED VR AF Zoom-Nikkor
7.8 out of 10

Nikon 80-400mm f/4.5-5.6D ED VR AF Zoom-Nikkor

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Reviews and Problems with Nikon 80-400mm f/4.5-5.6D ED VR AF Zoom-Nikkor

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Nikon AF VR Zoom Nikkor 80-400mm f/4.5-5.6D ED Lens Review

SLR Lens and Camera Reviews
6 June 2009
  • Summary: Nikon AF VR Zoom Nikkor 80-400mm f/4.5-5.6D ED is a pretty decent, but otherwise not very spectacular performer. The lens showcases very solid resolving capabilities in the 80-200mm zoom range, but struggles in the 300-400mm range, where image quality around borders shows the most degradation.
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REVIEW: Nikon AF-VR 80-400mm f/4.5-5.6D ED

24 March 2009
  • Conclusion: For the price, Nikon should do better and this lens is probably due for an upgrade. The performance at the long end is disappointing to say the least and the vibration reduction has long since been superseded.
  • Pros: Good performance at the wide end., VR works on static subjects., Build quality is good and handling is natural
  • Cons: Long end performance disappointing., VR not suitable for moving subjects, Pricy for the performance
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REVIEW: Nikon 80-400mm f/4.5-5.6D ED VR AF Nikkor

24 March 2009
  • Excerpt: This super telephoto zoom from Nikon costs around £1168 and has a Vibration Reduction system that should allow hand-held shots to be taken at shutter speeds thee stops lower than without. The lens is an older design, and such doesn't have a motor built-in.
  • Pros: Good build quality, Vibration reduction, Not too heavy
  • Cons: Optical performance not as good I I would expect from a lens of this calibre, Slow autofocus, Fiddly manual/autoocus control, Chromatic aberration at 400mm
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Overall 7

Nikon 80-400mm f/4.5-5.6D ED VR AF Review

20 May 2010
  • Excerpt: A 5x super-telephoto zoom with Vibration Reduction, ideal for hand-held shots of wildlife.
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Overall 6
Value for money 6
Overall quality 6
Build quality 7

Nikkor AF 80-400mm f/4.5-5.6 ED VR D - Review / Lab Test Report

29 June 2009
  • Conclusion: The Nikkor AF 80-400mm f/4.5-5.6D ED VR is a decent performer but it also comes with a few glitches. Optically the lens shows a very good but not exceptional resolution characteristic except at 400mm at wide-open aperture where the borders could be a little better.
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Expert Review

16 September 2009
  • Excerpt: Компактный, легкий и превосходно сбалансированный телеобъектив, способный формировать безупречное по качеству изображение даже при съемке «с рук». Прочная конструкция, оптический стабилизатор VR с двумя режимами работы, круглая 9-лепестковая диафрагма, оптическая схема с тремя элементами из...
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Expert Review

16 January 2009